Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

DVD - 2000
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A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, and a mad scientist.

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Onewhoissaved
Jul 30, 2016

This film delighted the audiences of all generations. Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the Wolfman, had a reputation for thrilling horror, people died when you met any of these three. But now you have comedy and no one dies unless you count the monsters themselves and even there we don't mind it. A well established comedy team, Abbott and Costello made many pictures before and after this one. Today's crummy directors probably would have thrown in some sex scenes or pushed some boundary of decency. We have no answers to Abbott and Costello. What a shame.

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karloff31
Jul 07, 2016

Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Wolfman. Crucifixes, stakes, silver bullets, torches and pitchforks. Nothing could kill them. Until Bud and Lou came along. After this film, they were done!

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Gizmo_Joe
May 10, 2015

From my perspective - It was primarily the super-annoying presence of that tubby, little, cry-baby, Lou Costello, who definitely lost this potentially humorous picture some major points.

Since Lou Costello was the star of the show here, and being present in almost every single scene in the film, it took all of the patience that I could possibly muster just to endure having to tolerate his annoying, whiny, "sucky-baby" antics and calmly sit through this picture from start to finish.

About the only thing that saved this somewhat weak-scripted Comedy from being a total write-off was the thrilling presence of three of Universal Studios' most famous of monsters, Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolfman.

Even though this picture was supposed to be a rip-roarin' Comedy, thank goodness that, at least, these 3 monsters played their parts straight, with no humor intended - 'Cause, otherwise, had Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolfman been directed to "ham-it-up", then, you can bet, that that would've undoubtedly sent this whole, decidedly silly, production straight down the tubes, in no time flat.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jul 01, 2013

Released in 1948 - I'd confidently say that this "terror-ifically" spooky laugh-fest rates as the very best of the best of the Abbott & Costello comedies from yesteryear. When it comes to Horror/Comedy, this picture can easily hold its own, any day, when compared against other films in its particular genre._____ The script, the characters, the comedy, the horror, and all of the other essential elements that make for memorable filmmaking, all come together so wondefully well (as a near-perfect whole) here in Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein._____ Filmed in b&w, this movie (with its 84 minute running time) is really a lot of scary, action-packed fun. I highly recommend it to everyone, whether you're a fan of horror, or not._____ *Movie goof* - There's one scene where the viewer can clearly see Dracula's image reflected in a mirror.

mikeyppl Mar 20, 2012

My favorite Abbot and Costello film of all time. I could watch it every week and not get tired of it.

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Wuzo
Nov 01, 2013

Wuzo thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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